The Lean Startup
JFDI.Asia cofounder Hugh Mason and its programme manager Ray Wu are halfway through a three-city tour of Malaysia. Connections and understanding local culture came shining through as the vital ingredients for startup success when they visited Kota Kinabalu this week. This is the second of a three-part series of their journey.
The idea of a Minimum Viable Product or an MVP isn’t to barely do anything and then push it out into the market; that way you only end up with minimum viable ‘crap,’ says Priceline’s outspoken CEO Jeff Hoffman.
Time is running out for interested entrepreneurs and startups to apply for JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd’s next intake for its seed accelerator program, provisionally scheduled to run from Aug 29 to Dec 6.
Alvin Koay, who made his mark in the first dotcom wave and is selling his mobileapps.com domain for a cool US$1 million, shares his advice for the next wave with DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Piktochart, helmed by the wife-and-husband team of Goh Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia, was the grand winner of the Silicon Valley Comes To Malaysia (SVC2M) event that began last year and wound up last month. Goh, in Silicon Valley on a one-month study and networking tour sponsored by Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) and StartupMalaysia.org, writes about her on-going experience: